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May 4, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Honorary Angeleno-Swiss Hanspeter Danuser waking up Santa Barbara…the Swiss way!

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Hanspeter Danuser and lovely wife Amelie-Claire von Platen (web), our good friends and supporters from St. Moritz, are at the tail-end of their 90-day “Honeymoon-in-a-camper-adventure”, (re-)Discovering the West and blogging about it on www.suedostschweiz.ch.

What better way to rise and shine “The Swiss way” on this glorious Sunday morning along the Santa Barbara Coast!

Welcome to southern California, Hanspeter and Amelie-Claire – you are our “Honorary Angeleno-Swiss

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October 16, 2011 at 10:00 am

World-Class Smooth Jazz, made in Ticino!

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April 12, 2011 at 7:00 pm

SCILLA – Acoustic & Unplugged – this Thursday April 7th, 9pm – at the Mezz Bar, Alexandria Hotel in Downtown LA

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Swiss pop/rock singer/songwriter Scilla’s Pop-Rock music is influenced by Pink, No Doubt, The Runaways, Anouk, Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga.

This talented young singer/songwriter from the Italian part of Switzerland (Ticino) studied Music in Milan, Italy and Music Business at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood – surely a good choice on getting the necessary tools on how to make it in the US. Last year Scilla participated at the Swiss final of the Eurovision Song Contest with her song “Barbie Doll”, which she co-wrote with guitarist Rafael Moreira (official, wiki, youtube).

If you would like to check out more of her work, visit www.scillamusic.com or better yet, stop by the Mezz Bar (yelp) on the 2nd floor of the Alexandria Hotel in Downtown LA, this coming THURSDAY, APRIL 7 @ 9pm, where Scilla will perform an unplugged, acoustic and soulful 45 min. set at the Mezz Bar in Los Angeles.

Congratulations, Scilla – You Made(it)in.LA+!

VENUE INFO:
Mezz Bar
Alexandria Hotel
501 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

(213) 622-6287

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April 4, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Hey DJ BOBO, Welcome to Vegas! – LA+: Get your tickets now!

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DJ BOBO (IMDB, wiki, official, YouTube)

(via Switzerland Calling/ThinkSwiss/Consul General)

Swiss singer, songwriter, dancer, music producer and National Ambassador against Hunger for the UN World Food Program will visit the U.S. this spring and perform his 1,001st concert on April 23 @ 6:00pm (family show, under 21 OK) at the Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip. This is NOT a mega-venue: seats are limited and there’s a planeload of Swiss Fans traveling to Vegas for the Easter Holiday who will be attending so,

AngelenoSwiss:
GET YOUR
TICKETS HERE!


Anyone attending DJ BoBo’s concert in Las Vegas will get a welcome drink, a T-Shirt and will be able to get a personal photo with him!

DJ BoBo is known for his captivating stage shows combining the musical genres of dance, HI-NRG, euro pop, euro dance, rap and reggae with a theme stage decor and a dazzling light show into an enthralling performance. So far 4 million people around the world have seen him on stage. DJ BoBo has released 10 studio albums and sold 14 million records worldwide.

He has received 10 World Music Awards, making him the most successful Swiss musician of all time. In 2006, DJ BoBo became a National Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme Against Hunger (WFP) He is the first Swiss celebrity to assume the role. “Traveling around the world has made me sensitive to people in need. It is a privilege to be able to help,” he said. DJ BoBo is proud to support the WFP and make a positive change: His status as an international musician helps to raise awareness for the WFP’s fight against hunger.

DJ Bobo’s connection to us here in Hollywood? Have you ever heard the theme song to “Beverly Hills Chihuaua“? After “Chihuahua” was used in a Spanish “Coca-Cola” commercial, it became the second best selling single worldwide in 2003! How’s that for numbers?

For that and the many achievements including humanitarian efforts during his stellar career, we’re recognizing DJ BOBO with an Honorary Angeleno-Swiss Award. Congratulations, DJ BOBO, You’ve Made(it)in.LA+.

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April 1, 2011 at 11:25 am

Mardi-Gras, Ticino-Style: Celebrate with Switzerland’s version of Reno 911, “I Frontaliers” (the Border Patrol)

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March 8, 2011 at 11:26 am

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POLAR WONDERS – Photographs from the ends of the World

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PHOTO EXHIBIT at the Consulate General of Switzerland Los Angeles
March 1 – 31, 2011 – Weekdays, 9am-12noon during official lobby hours.

In February, famous wildlife photographer Daisy Gilardini had the honor to give a lecture at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. At the same occasion she talked at the Santa Monica Public Library about her expeditions to the Polar Regions. Other participants at this event, which was part of the program ThinkSwiss-Brainstorm the future, included Swiss researcher Konrad “Koni” Steffen from the University of Colorado and filmmaker and photographer Corina Gamma.

The Consulate General [of Switzerland] in Los Angeles is proud to announce an exhibition of a series of photographs of Daisy Gilardini in the lobby of the Consulate in West Los Angeles under the title Polar Wonders – Photographs from the ends of the world.

Daisy Gilardini is based in Lugano in the Canton of Ticino, the sunshine state of Switzerland. She started taking photography seriously during her first trip to India in 1989 and since then has visited more than 65 countries with camera in hand. After falling in love with Antarctica during her first trip there in 1997, she has spent most of her time photographing the Polar Regions. In more than a decade of polar explorations she joined thirteen expeditions to Antarctica and twenty-three to the Arctic, most of them on research vessels and icebreakers, one on a sailing boat, some overland and in 2006 she joined a Russian expedition to the North Pole on skies.

Daisy’s images have been published internationally by leading magazines and organizations, such as National Geographic, Smithsonian, BBC Wildlife, Nature’s Best, Audubon, The Telegraph, Outdoor Photography, Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund, among many others.

Her work has received awards at the most prestigious international photo contests such as the “IPA International Photography Award”, “BBC Wildlife photographer of the year”, “Photography Master Award”, “Travel Photography of the Year” and “Nature’s Best”. In April 2010 Daisy had the great honor to be part of the jury of the “BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year” considered as the “Oscars” of nature photography photo contests. For her dedication to environmental issues, in fall 2009, Daisy was accepted as a member of the Emerging League of ILCP, the International League of Conservation Photographers.

Her book POLAR WONDERS will be available for $ 65. – at the exhibition.

Take the opportunity to see her work exhibited in the Lobby of the Consulate General of Switzerland weekdays between 9 am and 12 noon.

Consulate General of Switzerland
11799 Wilshire Blvd. #1400
Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Carissima Daisy, the Ticinese-Angeleno Communityis mighty proud of your amazing accomplishments!

Congratulations – you Made(it)in.LA+!

We are pleased to recognize you in our “Virtual Hall of Fame” with an (Honorary) Angeleno-Swiss Award!
AUGURISSIMI!

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